Infant Toddler Social Emotional Assessment
Overview: In-depth analysis of emerging social-emotional development and intervention guidance
Qualification Level: C, Q1, Q2
Age Range: 12 to 36 months
Other Languages: Spanish
Completion Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Norms: National sample of 600 children. Clinical groups included language delayed, premature, and other diagnosed disorders.
Scores/Interpretation: T scores for four broad domains, 17 specific subscales, and three index scores
Publication Date: 2006
The failure to effectively intervene when social-emotional and competency developmental delays are identified in infants and toddlers can have long-term negative consequences.
ITSEA provides an in-depth analysis to guide intervention planning.
- 17 subscales address four domains
- 166-item Parent Form and Child Care Provider Form
- Focuses on strengths and weaknesses
- Scoring Assistant® software provides an easy-to-understand Parent Report
Use BITSEA to quickly and accurately identify possible developmental delays. Follow-up with ITSEA for the in-depth analysis and intervention guidance.
ITSEA forms are designed to be applicable to a wide range of parents including those with limited education and from different cultural backgrounds.
ITSEA Domains and Subscales
- Peer Aggression
- General Anxiety
- Separation Distress
- Inhibition to Novelty
- Negative Emotionality
- Sensory Sensitivity
- Mastery Motivation
- Pro-social Peer Relations
Unique, Dual Solution
The ITSEA/BITSEA is unique in that it focuses on competencies, as well as deficits, and relies on input from the parent and child care provider.
Benefits of ITSEA/BITSEA
- Useful in IDEA evaluations
- Assesses competencies that may positively influence treatment outcome
- Family-centered assessment— relies on parent/caregiver input and level of concern
- Can be administered as a structured interview
- Spanish-language Parent and Child Care Provider Forms available for ITSEA and BITSEA
The psychometrically sound ITSEA/BITSEA is highly targeted to the subtle growth and developmental stages of infants with norms presented in 6-month age bands. Validation studies include ABAS-II and Greenspan Social-Emotional Growth Chart.
1. T scores for four broad domains
2. 17 Specific Subscales
3. 3 Index Scores
- Maladaptive Cluster
- Social Relatgedness Cluster
- Atypical Cluster
- Hand Scoring Optional
Sample Parent Report (PDF - 1.4 MB)
Sample Childcare Provider Report (PDF - 1.2 MB)